Louisa Harrison-Walker

Chief Executive

Louisa Harrison Walker is the founder of award winning Sheffield based ethical recruitment and retention firm Benchmark.

She is the Chair of The Sheffield City Growth Board, the private sector board working alongside Sheffield City Council to support and promote economic development in the City.

Regional Chair for Leadership Development Organisation Common Purpose, a global leadership organization devoted to developing leaders who can cross boundaries, both at work and in society.

A board member of The Higher Education Progression Partnership (Hepp) which works across the Sheffield City Region to encourage more children, young people and adults to consider higher education opportunities, jointly funded by Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Sheffield.

Advisory board for Sheffield Business Together (SBT) which unites like-minded businesses to collaborate, connect and share resources with charities to support the people and communities of our great city

And finally a trustee at St Luke’s Hospice whose mission is to deliver the best possible palliative care in Sheffield, whilst developing and driving continual improvements for everyone affected by terminal illness. A registered charity and all of our services are free.

An active member of the business community committed to using her networks for the social and economic benefit of her home city. Married with two children, a keen veg grower and amateur women’s cricketer!

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